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The Eighth Indian Film Festival “Bollywood and Beyond”

The eighth Indian Film Festival “Bollywood and Beyond”.

The eighth Indian Film Festival ‘Bollywood and Beyond’, organized and hosted by the Filmbüro Baden-Württemberg, is the largest Indian film festival in Europe. From 20th to 24th July, 2011 a wide selection of Indian movies and various supporting events introduce the German and European audience to the variety that Indian film and culture have to offer.

‘Bollywood and Beyond’ started out as a celebration of the town twinning between the cities of Stuttgart and Mumbai in 2004. The festival supports the Indo-German cultural exchange. Putting Indian films of different genres into the spotlight, it celebrates the diversity of Indian film and culture.

Screening over 50 Indian art house films, documentaries, short and feature films as well as big Bollywood blockbusters, the festival aims to create an original and authentic reflection of Indian culture and everyday life. Thus the festival has become an important institution for cultural exchange with over 15,000 visitors in 2010. Submissions are open until April 15th 2011.

Film Pprogramme

The Indian Film Festival ‘Bollywood and Beyond’ screens feature films, documentaries and short films (up to 60 minutes) in their original language with English subtitles. We are proud to announce Uma da Cunha and Therese Hayes as curators once again.

The festival competition features five awards:

– ‘German Star of India’ for best feature film, endowed with 4,000 €
– ‘German Star of India’ for best documentary, endowed with 1,000 €
– ‘German Star of India’ for best short film, endowed with 1,000 €
– Audience Award (open to all categories), endowed with 1,000 €
– Director‘s Vision Award (prize for outstanding dedication to a social or political issue within a film)